Freshers’ week

Here I am, figuring out blogging with about 130 new students in the building. It’s the best time of year and I want to write about it. Every time, it’s a thrill to see the new student entering the building. Some of them are the first in their families to enter university; most are nervous. There’s a hush at first, then they all start talking. I stop and chat to one young lady who reads existentialist fiction. Her eyes are bright with enthusiasm. This is what it’s about.